Gayle Thompson has been a daily contributor for The Boot since it began in 2008. In addition, she has written for Rolling Stone, Country Weekly, CBS Radio and several other outlets. Besides writing, she loves traveling, cooking, entertaining and anything else that involves her husband and little boy.
59 Years Ago: Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge Opens in Nashville
On March 29, 1960, Tootsie's Orchid Lounge opened in Nashville, Tenn.
56 Years Ago: Garth Brooks Is Born in Tulsa, Okla.
Happy birthday, Garth!
Top 10 Clint Black Songs
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29 Years Ago: Reba McEntire Makes Her Film Debut in ‘Tremors’
McEntire appears in the movie 'Tremors' opposite Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward.
52 Years Ago: Charley Pride Becomes the First African-American Singer to Perform at the Gr…
Jan. 7, 1967, was an historic day for country music ...
13 Years Ago: Dierks Bentley Is Inducted Into the Grand Ole Opry
On Oct. 1, 2005, Bentley was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
19 Years Ago: Lonestar Collect First Platinum Album for ‘Lonely Grill’
On Sept. 24, 1999, Lonestar scored their first platinum album.
12 Years Ago: Willie Nelson Busted for Drug Possession
On Sept. 18, 2006, Nelson was arrested for possession of marijuana and narcotic mushrooms.
39 Years Ago: Kenny Rogers Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
On Sept. 14, 1979, Rogers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
9 Years Ago: Taylor Swift’s ‘You Belong With Me’ Wins Best Female Video at MTV Music Award…
On Sept. 13, 2009, Swift's acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards for "You Belong With Me" was infamously interrupted by Kanye West.